It's 8:45pm here...what time is it where you are? I quite fancy spending the evening looking at this beautiful evening view at Durdle Door in Dorset, wonderfully taken by @ollietaylorphotography. I must see this place hundreds of times a week, so it's always lovely to see such a stunning take. Those steps look must inviting...quick nighttime paddle anyone?
The magnificent Durdle Door was formed about 140 million years ago as a cave, but the continual waves have moulded this familiar shape. There is also a rocky ledge known as the Fossil Forest where you can see the holes left by trees some 145 million years ago. Beautiful, historic and plenty of lovely tea shops serving the finest teacakes and fudge you could possibly want. And what's a visit to Britain without cake or fudge? Nothing I tell you!
I love this fact which I mentioned last year - Durdle Door is a famous natural arch and a beautiful secluded cove - and their existence owed to the collision of continents and the birth of the Alps. If you visit Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, look carefully and you will notice that the layers exposed in the cliffs are tilting steeply to the north. Around 25 million years ago the African tectonic plate collided with the European plate. The huge pressures generated heaved and folded rocks to create the mountain chain we know as the Alps. Ripples from that collision spread north through the Earth’s crust and gently folded the rocks here, in what would become south Dorset and Purbeck. Lovely shot by @ollietaylorphotography 🇬🇧 Visit Blimey.com (see link on my profile) to read more! Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow us and then add the tag #photosofbritain and tag us in the picture too! 🇬🇧